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  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson HallFort Myer, Va.  Fort McNair, Washington D.C.  Henderson Hall, Va.News www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/Traffic, Roads and Groundshttp://www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906Check out the new and constantly improving JBM-HH website at www.army.mil/jbmhh.Even those who use the site on a regular basis may notice a more user-friendly feel. It isimproving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and findyourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go towww.facebook.com/jbmhh and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page –keyword @JBMHH and our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happening onJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh. REMINDER - allbulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in thefollowing Monday’s Bulletin.NewsEnjoy May activities at the Marine ClubCheck out fun activities for May at www.mccshh.com/Club.html, including theClub’s version of American Idol May 17. Watch NBA playoffs on big screens everyThursday and Friday night. The Marine Club on the Henderson Hall portion of the jointbase is open to all ranks, all services, all DoD ID card holders and their guests.Parking area work ongoing through end of MayEvery weekend from now through May 27, maintenance will be conducted on theparking structure adjacent to Building 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the jointbase.All vehicles must be removed from the parking structure no later than 4:30 p.m. eachFriday through 10 p.m. each Sunday so workers can safely perform maintenance. Anyvehicles not removed by 5:30 p.m. Fridays are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.For more information, call 703-614-5979.NEW – U.S. Army Cyber Command looking for the next HHCCommander
  2. 2. U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is looking for the next HHC Commander tolead the Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members of the command as they operate anddefend all Army networks, conduct cyberspace operations and develop the future cyberforce. Command interviews will begin on or about May 20. This command is a MAJ/O-4 opportunity with anticipated change of command in late summer 2013. Seniorcaptains with impeccable files will be considered. The position is for assignment at FortMeade, MD, but also includes forces assigned to Fort Belvoir, VA. Candidates must bePCS eligible for assignment to or already assigned to the National Capital Region.For more information contact Maj. Jahan Tolliver at jahan.tolliver.mil@mail .mil orcall 703-706-1259.Civilian employees need annual leave assistJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall employees Marcia Freeman, director of ResourceManagement, Donna Maxey, director of Plans, Analysis and Integration, and twoDefense Commissary Agency employees, Kizzy Jackson, a grocery departmentemployee and William “Duke” Ayers, a produce department worker, both employedat the JBM-HH Commissary on the Fort Myer side of the base are all approvedrecipients of the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to medical issues,they have exhausted both sick and annual leave.Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leaveto Freeman, Maxey, Jackson or Ayers must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request toDonate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program(Within Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630a.pdf.If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of theArmy and want to donate annual leave to Freeman, Maxey, Jackson or Ayers, mustcomplete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under theVoluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" atwww.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf orwww.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp.For Freeman and Maxey, contact Customer Service Representative Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly toher at donna.m.belk-staffford.civ@mail.mil or fax them to 703-696-0879.For Jackson and Ayers, contact Rita Harris, leave donor administrator for DefenseCommissary Agency at 804-734-8000, ext. 48118, for more information. Email or faxcompleted forms to Harris at rita.harris@deca.mil or 804-734-8393.JFHQ-NCR/MDW also has an employee, Catherine A. Jackson, on the Leave DonorProgram due to a medical condition. For Ms. Jackson send completed forms to J/G1Civilian Personnel Division (CPD) MaryMcMillian, mary.a.mcmillian.civ@mail.mil, 202-685-3354, Margie Powell,Margie.e.Powell.civ@mail.mil, 202-685-2774, or Carmen Reimer,Carmen.q.reimer.civ@mail.mil, 202-685-0489, Fax number is 202-685-2810.
  3. 3. JBM-HH Interactive Customer Evaluation System (ICE) a way to getyour voice heardICE is a feedback mechanism that allows customers to submit suggestions forimprovement, cite exceptional service and identify concerns with service performance.Your comment card ratings are used to improve the products and services available toyou. To visit the JBM-HH ICE page visit the following link and get your voice heard:http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=356&dep=DoD.Twilight Tattoo 2013 ScheduleTwilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S.Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own."Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. ArmyBlues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraintsunfortunately we will not have bleachers for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating isavailable, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more informationon group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888.Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45p.m. Performances May 15 and May 29 through June 26 will be located at SummerallField on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Performances from July 10 throughAug. 28 will be located at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locationsmay vary, please check http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending aspecific date.NEW – Sunday Brunch at Spates Community ClubSpates Community Club is now hosting Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.every Sunday. Prices are $13.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids 6-12 and kids 5 and under eatfree. Menu items include Omelet Station, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage,Biscuits and Gravy, Home Fried Potatoes, Beef Carving Station, Sliced Ham, Salmon,Desert Station, Fresh Fruit, Salad Bar, Danish, Croissants and Muffins.Reservations are taken and walk-ins are welcome.NEW – JBM-HH Pools to openThe Zembiec Pool on Henderson Hall will open on Tuesday, May 14. The Fort MyerOfficers’ Club pool will open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. For moreinformation visit http://www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/Aquatics.html andhttp://www.mccshh.com/Pool.html.Memorial Day picnic at the poolsEnjoy Memorial Day at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to
  4. 4. 8 p.m. There will be a DJ, dancing, a moon bounce, face painting and general fun foreveryone.The event is open to those who hold pool or combination passes; barbeque is for allmembers and their guests from noon to 5 p.m. No reservations are required. Member’sguests are welcome to join the pool party for $10, payable at the door. Note that theSpendthrift Café will be closed for this event. See details at www.jbmhhMWR.com andcall 703-696-5147.NEW – Java Café Early ClosingThe Java Café will close one hour early, at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 15, forrequired training. The staff looks forward to serving you when they re-open thefollowing day, Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 a.m.Deadline Extended: Volunteers needed for the Tragedy AssistanceProgram for SurvivorsThere is still time to volunteer and show your support. The Tragedy AssistanceProgram for Survivors (TAPS) is looking for up to 500 military volunteers to serve asmentors to children of fallen service members during the TAPS Camp Good Griefduring the Memorial Day weekend.TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate and long-term supportand care to the families of our nations fallen heroes. In less than a month, overMemorial Day Weekend, we will be holding our 18th Annual TAPS Survivor Seminarand Good Grief Camp here in the DC area hosting children and teens from across thecountry. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and women and recentveterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children of ourdeceased service members.***Registration DEADLINE extended to May 15***Mentors’ Schedule:Mandatory Training: May 22, 6 to 9 p.m. (or) May 23, 1 to 4 p.m.Memorial Day Weekend: May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m.May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.May 27 (optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony in dress uniformUniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receivetwo (2) TAPS t-shirts to be worn for all activities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Cost: None! During the camp, you will eat all meals with your Mentee. TAPS will haveparking available at specific locations that will be at no cost.Where: The training sessions and majority of activities will occur at the Marriott CrystalGateway in Crystal City, VA. For all other activities outside the hotel, bustransportation will be provided.Registration: For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as aMentor, please go to:
  5. 5. www.taps.org, click on the “Memorial Weekend Register Today” link, then register as aGood Grief Camp Mentor.”Should you have any questions or need a letter requesting time off, please email them atmentors@taps.org or call 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).ACAP Classes availableSoldiers leaving the military have a number of ways to ease their transition andmake finding the right job easier. The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program hasseveral upcoming classes available. For more information visitwww.jbmhh.army.mil/inc/ACAP%20Schedule%20April-June%202013.pdf.NEW – Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annualtraining scheduledThreat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training will be held at theTown Hall building on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH at 10 a.m. on the followingdates:May 16 - ThursdayJune 12 - WednesdayJuly 17 - WednesdayNOTE: This training is given by the 902nd MI Group Fort Belvoir and is mandatoryfor all US Army employees every calendar year. For more information call 703-696-0756.NEW – Patient Education ClassesAdopt a healthy lifestyle -- attend a nutrition education class at Rader Clinic. ThePre-diabetes class covers information on how to prevent or delay developing diabetes.The Healthy Heart class covers lifestyle changes to improve high cholesterol and/orhigh blood pressure. Upcoming Healthy Heart Class is set for Thursday, May 16 orJune 13 at 1 pm; May 23 or June 27 at 8:30 am; Pre-diabetes Class on June 6 at 1 pm orJune 20 at 8:30 am. Classes are open to all beneficiaries of the military health system,registration is required. Please call Beth Triner at 703-696-7930 for more information.WMZQ to host live radio show on Joint Base-Myer Henderson HallMay 16As part of their Military Appreciation Week 98.7 WMZQ-FM will broadcast theirmorning radio show live from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Join Morning DJ Boxeras he broadcasts from outside the JBM-HH Community Center and Dining FacilityThursday, May 16 from 5 – 9 a.m. Units from every service are asked to come out andenjoy the show. Rain or shine the show still goes on. The rain location will be inside thecommunity center.Call 703-696-2976 for more information.
  6. 6. NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” eventscheduleThe U.S. Army OrchestraThe 8th Annual Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition ConcertFort Myer, VABrucker HallFriday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.JBM-HH celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Asian Pacific American HeritageMonth on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center,building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. A cultural performance and foodsampling will be made available. Please contact MSG Juan Torres at 703-696-2964juan.l.torres@us.army.mil or SFC Michael Swinton at 703-696-8729michael.swinton@us.army.mil for any additional information or questions.Iwo Jima 7k Race – Updated InformationRegistration is open for the May 22 Iwo Jima 7k Race. Held on the joint base, the racebegins at 6:30 a.m. at the Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym and proceeds to the Marine CorpsWar Memorial, popularly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, before returning to SmithGym. Tee-shirts will be given to the first 150 registered participants, and prizes will beawarded to the top three male and female runners. Online registration closes May 20;onsite registration is available the day of the event beginning 5:15 – 6:15 a.m. For moreinformation and the link to register online, please call 703-614-5959 or visithttp://www.mccshh.com/OohRahRunSeries.html.NEW – Free Colonial Williamsburg Memorial Day weekend ticketsavailableColonial Williamsburg is honoring the sacrifices and dedication of those who serve.Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their family members are invitedto Colonial Williamsburg Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 27. Get your free tickets atthe JBM-HH Community Center, located at 228 McNair Road, Bldg. 405, Fort Myer, VA22191 while supplies last.Tickets are available to active duty Servicemembers through May 17. On May 20, allother FMWR patrons may pick up their tickets in the Community Center during regularbusiness hours. Please call 703-696-3470 for more information.Admission includes all that the Revolutionary City has to offer: Street theater –where you will encounter historic characters during unpredictableand tumultuous times. Meet the locals—townspeople, trades people,shopkeepers, political figures, women and slaves—and learn of their hopes,struggles and fears in these uncertain times.
  7. 7.  Buildings, gardens, and Trades – more than 300 acres, containing more than 500buildings and 35 exhibition buildings and trade shops. Nowhere else in Americaor Europe can you experience traditional, pre-industrial trades from nearly 80masters, journeymen, and apprentices RevQuest, the Black Chamber- Families and children can see the RevolutionaryCity through the eyes of an undercover agent. Side streets are now secretmeeting spots, shop signs reveal hidden messages, and people aren’t always whothey seem. Using your top-secret orders and your cell phone, move through thecity to find and solve clues. Text in your answer and you’re one step closer tosolving the mystery. Best of all, it’s included in your Colonial Williamsburgadmission. Virginia Arts Festival - Jazz Great Arturo Sandovai (8-time Grammy Winner)will perform at the Williamsburg Lodge Friday, May 24. Bravo Broadway withDebbie Gravitte, Doug Labrecque, and Christiant Noll, Saturday, May 25; andThe Hot Sardines, will perform Sunday, May 26… Hotel packages are available. Plays, concerts, ghost tours, and parades – Will take place throughout the entireweekend. Watch the drama unfold, and become part of the saga as the city comesalive to depict the days, months, and years leading up to and during theRevolutionary War.For more information on Memorial Day activities, visitwww.colonialwilliamsburg.com.Spring, Summer bring annual community yard sale!The annual JBM-HH Community Yard Sale is set for Saturday, June 1, rain or shine,from 8 a.m. to noon along Jackson and Sheridan Avenues on Fort Myer and on 4thAvenue on Fort McNair. This is open to everyone. JBM-HH residents are encouraged toparticipate. Set-up and staging is permitted on the sidewalks along the Jackson andSheridan. Items may also be donated to the Thrift Shop, which will be open that day.Army Substance Abuse Training for CiviliansThe training listed below will be held on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Building 230 from 1 to 2 p.m. Civilians are required to have twohours of Army Substance Abuse training which would include Drug Free Workplace(Substance Abuse Awareness) training and one hour of Suicide Awareness training.If an employee participated in the Suicide Awareness Stand Down they will havemet the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line itwill also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations orthere are any questions call 703-696-3787.o June 4 - Drug Free Workplace Supervisoro June 5 - Drug Free Workplace Non-Supervisor
  8. 8. NEW – Vacation Bible SchoolThis June 24 through 28 the JBM-HH Chapel will conduct Ecumenical Vacation BibleSchool from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Themeof Kingdom Rock for children ages 3 years - 6th grade. Registration begins at 9 a.m.May 19 at Memorial Chapel and runs until all 50 slots are filled. Please address anyquestions to Betsy Hendrix at 703-696-6635.Gettysburg TripThe Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory thatended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Learnmore about this war, the people, the places, and the meaning of the war to Americanstoday by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT Saturday, June 29. Thepackage includes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, andtwo-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $78 per person. To reserve, please call ITT at571-483-1963 and see www.mccshh.com/ITT.html.Get your news published in the JBM-HH Email BulletinGet your office’s important information in the weekly JBM-HH bulletin. To get itpublished email usarmy.jbmhh.asa.pao-all@mail.mil by Thursday at 4 p.m. For moreinformation call 703-696-2976.Email Bulletin now accessible on the JBM-HH websiteThis Email Bulletin is now accessible on the JBM-HH website. For information onNews visit www.army.mil/article/94476/Installation_News/. For information onFamily Readiness visit www.army.mil/article/94477/Family_Readiness/. Forinformation on Traffic, Roads and Grounds visitwww.army.mil/article/94481/Traffic__Roads_and_Grounds/. These websites will beyour go-to locations to find out what’s happening on JBM-HH and will be updateddaily or as needed. In the near future we will be using email blasts/bulletins only foremergency or critical information.Family ReadinessWelcome to GermanyA Welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, May 16 from 10 to 11 am at ArmyCommunity Service, Bldg 201, on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. This briefingprovides an overview of German customs, culture, and language for Germandestinations. Register by calling 703-696-0153/0156.Hearts Apart to meet
  9. 9. Hearts Apart is a support group for spouses, fiancés, parents, or significant others ofdeployed or geographically separated civilians and military members. This group isdesigned to be a fun networking opportunity for those experiencing separation from aloved one. The next meeting will be at the American Legion, Post 139, Arlington, VA2220 on Wednesday, May 18.For more information call 703-696-0153/0156 or email rene.s.fizer.civ@mail.mil.Survivor Outreach Services to offer retirement planningJBM-HH Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) will have a financial education seminaron "Retirement Planning and Savings Plan" Tuesday, May 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. in theArmy Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the jointbase.Surviving Family members will need to RSVP to Jin Lim at 703-696-8847 orjin_sook.lim.civ@mail.mil by May 14.NEW – Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults)A stress management class will be held on May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m., in the JBM-HHACS Classroom, Bldg 201. Individuals attending will be given information on the basicsof identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress managementplan. Preregistration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.NEW – Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Walter ReedThe Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National MilitaryMedical Center the 3rd Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be Thursday,May 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River ConferenceRoom (next to the Prostate Center), 3rd floor. Spouses/partners invited. Military IDrequired for base access. For men without a military ID, call Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 48 hours prior to event for base access. For more information, contact COL (Ret)Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil or Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or vpmjam@aol.comNEW – Anger Management (introductory level presentation for adults)An anger management class will be held on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in theACS Classroom, Bldg 201.Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying what occursin their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger. Pre-registration is requested. Call (703)696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.DStress available 24/7The U.S. Marine Corps challenges all serve personnel: Win your personal battles.Help is available through online chat or phone for anonymous, peer-to-peer counseling24/7.
  10. 10. Online chat is at DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.Autism Class SlatedThe Joint Base Myer-Henderson Halls Army Exceptional Family Member Program issponsoring "Tricare / Other Benefits and Safety Issues for Military and DOD CivilianParents with Children with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities" class and supportgroup on Thursday, May 30 from noon to 3 pm at the JBM-HH Army CommunityService, Bldg 201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. Guest speaker will be LTC ScottCampbell, Parent of an Autistic child and board member of the Autism Society ofAmericas Northern Virginia Chapter. Join us for a wonderful opportunity for Familiesto not only learn about medical benefits and safety issues for their Autistic children, butto also network with other Families. Reservations are required. Child care will not beprovided.For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia OConnor,EFMP manager at 703-696-8467 or TTY at 703-696-4675. Please leave a telephonemessage with your name and contact number.NEW – Reals Colors® Real StressMarine Corps Community Services wants to help improve your communicationsskills at a Real Colors® Real Stress workshop Thursday, May 30, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Thiscommunication and stress management workshop is based on identifying personalitytemperaments. This evidence based curriculum focuses on how you prefer tocommunicate and, in turn, how to work well with others in both a personal andprofessional capacity. Stress management plans and techniques are developed with anemphasis on what works for you. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204.NEW – PCS ClassMarine Corps Community Services Relocation Assistance program holds aPermanent Change of Station (PCS) class Thursday, May 30, 1 – 3 p.m., in Bldg. 12’sconference room. The class covers travel, movement of household goods, resourcessuch as Military HomeFront and Military OneSource, and budgeting for your move.Those being stationed overseas can learn about Overseas TriCare, passport procedures,housing, and sponsorship. To attend, please call 703-614-7202.NEW – Smooth Move Class setA Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief for Servicemembers planning to PCS.Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household goodsshipment with the Transportation Office, Sponsorship, housing and more. The nextbriefing is set for Thursday, May 30 at the JBM-HH MCCS, Bldg 12.To register and for times call 703-696-0153/0156.
  11. 11. Traffic, Roads andGroundsParking area work ongoing through end of MayEvery weekend from now through May 27, maintenance will be conducted on theparking structure adjacent to Building 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the jointbase.All vehicles must be removed from the parking structure no later than 4:30 p.m. eachFriday through 10 p.m. each Sunday so workers can safely perform maintenance. Anyvehicles not removed by 5:30 p.m. Fridays are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.For more information, call 703-614-5979.